An individual happy after they got sober.Want to know how to sober up in 60 days or less? I’m not talking AA, Celebrate Recovery, some fancy rehab center or a 12 step program.
This is how I made up my mind to get free once and for all! I got sober in 60 days or less and you can too! Here’s how.
5 Steps to sober up
First, let me say these steps are simple. But, it was wasn’t easy.
***If you aren’t willing to commit 110% to doing this and getting clean or sober, this probably isn’t for you. YOU MUST MAKE UP YOUR MIND AND NOT GIVE UP NO MATTER WHAT!!!***
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So, as you begin your journey I want you to keep this in mind. You will have a choice.You will want to drink or use and you will want to give up. It will be painful. BUT, you can do it!!!
If you really want to be free and sober up, if you are willing to follow these 5 steps to get sober no matter what! Then you can succeed.
# 5 Acknowledgement
The first step to sobering up is acknowledging you have a problem. This can be hard to do if you are living in denial.You will continue to live your life day to day not acknowledging that you need to sober up or have a problem with whatever your vice may be. ( drugs, alcohol, addiction)
Whether you realize it or not, it’s affecting you, your family, loved ones, friends, and possibly even your employment!
I’m not here to judge or condemn you. Only help you in the best way I can and know what works.
You may already be at this point of acknowledgment so I congratulate you if you are. I want to congratulate you for seeking the help you need to sober up.
You can do THIS!!!
You can get clean, sober and free. Period. The Bible states I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
That verse means YOU CAN do all things through God who strengthens you.
Have the mindset you can do this with God! If you haven’t come to that conclusion yet you’re going to need to.
Even in AA and other 12 step programs, they refer to a “higher power”. And that higher power is God.
When you follow these steps you can get sober in 60 days or less.
Sobering up is not an easy task, but it is doable. Very doable. In fact, anyone can do it. So make up your mind and DON’T make ANY excuses.
Somewhere and sometime during your life, you were probably hurt by someone. Either physically or emotionally. Or you decided to try a drink or drug. Whether intentionally or unintentionally you became addicted.
That caused what we would describe as a stronghold or “root” planted in your life, body, or mind. What we are going to talk about is uprooting that root and cleansing it away.
Think of a flower garden. There are flowers and weeds. You want to keep the flowers and get rid of “the root” or weeds.
If you have ever pulled up weeds then you know that while pulling them up some have thorns and can hurt you. This applies to the process of sobering up and getting the weeds or “the root” out of your body.
You can do this by reading, listening and applying the Word of God to your life.
Think of this as the water you need to soften the dirt of your body and mind. It makes it so much easier to pull up a root or weed if it’s wet.
I don’t care how long you’ve been addicted or to what substance abuse programs you have tried…This was works if you work it.
If I can do it…THEN YOU CAN CERTAINLY DO IT!!!
We have all been hurt at some point in our lives. I have been physically and sexually abused. Arrested, accused of things I didn’t do. Grew up in a dysfunctional family, parents divorced at a young age and a few more things. What you have been through could be even worse or better. Only you know.
I say this because I want you to know and understand that your life may have not been fair or kind. Whatever you have been through is your story and business. I just want you know that no matter what you’ve been through there is hope.
I don’t care how many times you’ve failed. You’re going to get sober if you follow these steps. So don’t give up!
In the process of sobering up, I’m not going to sugar coat anything. The stakes are too high. Your life is at stake and potentiality others as well.
You’ve tried everything in the world to get sober and nothing has worked.
Your son, daughter, mother, dad, grandparent or someone you love has been praying you will get the help you need and sober up. So, I take this very seriously and you should too.
I’m a Christian and am not ashamed to say that my “higher power” is God and I believe in Jesus Christ.
If you don’t believe in God yet and want to learn more on how to do so you should read 15 Bible verses everyone should know first.
The Bible tells us two important steps to sobering up and that is to confess and forsake.
Confess and forsake your sins and you shall obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13
It takes Action
Notice that both of these steps requires you to do two things. Confession and action. The action part of “forsake your sins” is the action of not drinking or using drugs.
You may be saying “duh? if I only had a choice?”
It is a choice.
I’m sorry if I offend you or we can agree to disagree but I simply don’t buy into the whole addiction is a disease.
You weren’t born drinking a beer or using a needle when you came out of your mother’s womb.
At some point in your life, you made a choice to drink that drink or use that drug. No one held a gun to your head and said “drink!”
Please don’t I’m judging you because I’m not. I’m here to help you sober up. I want to help you and that’s why I wrote this.
I’m not saying that you may have a temporary addiction. I’m simply saying it’s not a disease. Yes, ongoing addiction or alcoholism can lead to diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure among many others.
However, you have to put things into the right perspective as well.
# 3 Mindset
You can’t have this mindset that it’s a “disease” or that “you’re an addict”
You have to see yourself as being free.
This can be hard in the beginning. But, once you make it one day, one week, one month and beyond you will soon start to see and believe this for yourself.
Start with a goal of one day.
Then one week.
That was the turning point for me. Once I knew I could not drink for one week it was off to the races!!
Next goal two weeks!! Then 3! Then guess what? 30days!!
Set small, obtainable goals.
That’s one of the reasons why I don’t believe in AA. Most people, if you ever go to an AA meeting will say something like that and Your words have power.
When you constantly speak that over yourself your not helping. Yes, you are in the “recovering user or addict” stage of your life but that’s not who you are.
People in AA and other groups similar to this say that all the time. ” Hi I’m Johnnie” or “Jean”, and I’m an alcoholic.I’ve been to meeting’s where people who were sober for 5, 10, 20 years say this!!?? No wonder why people continue to go to these meetings for years. They are ina mental prison!
Maybe instead say “Hi, I’m Billy Jean or Suzy and I’ve been struggling with x, y, or z but “ I’m being set free!” Or I’m on the road to recovery” This is much better in my opinion and more productive to say.
If it works for you
If AA works for you great! Everyone’s path to recovery and getting sober is a path of your choice. I’m just saying I believe there is a better way. AA has helped lots of people over the years. Probably in the millions.
I believe that is a long, slow, process and does not address the issues or root of the problem effectively or quickly enough.
If you are born again, you’re a child of God. Your actions may not be “right” in the eyes of God but you are still a child of God.
Your actions are what you do. It’s not who you are.
# 2 Pray
Confess your faults before one another and pray for one another and you will be healed. James 5:16
Again, this requires action on your part. Nobody is going to get sober for you.
Yes, we and others are here to encourage and pray for you, but it’s a choice that you are going to have to make.
Praying for others during your process of sobering up is vital. You are obeying God’s word.
It is also okay and highly encouraged to reach out to someone you know who is a Christian and ask them to pray for you during this process as well.
God’s word is the ultimate word written for mankind and promises that if we obey it blessings are sure to follow.
Don’t believe me? I’m living proof God can do miracles and get anyone clean and sober in just 60 days after years of substance abuse.
He helped me get sober in 60 days AND restored my marriage! He can do it for you too no matter what your situation is if you believe.
Once you make up your mind that no matter what, nothing is going to stop you from getting sober. And apply these principles I believe you will.
You have to make that decision and not back down!
Another step that you will need to do during your journey of sobering up is reading the Bible on a daily basis. This is vital. This is the watering of your garden to make the ground soft for the weeds to be pulled out. I would recommend at least 4 to 8 hours or more per day while you do this.
If that is too hard for you to do because of work then I suggest getting an iPod or using your smartphone and listening to the Bible or encouraging ministers like Joel Osteen or someone you like and can relate to.
The Bible gives us several examples of how doing so is renewing our minds and gives life to our bodies.
Romans 12:2 tells us to “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may prove what the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God is.
How do you transform your mind? By reading and listening to the word of God, the Bible.
Cultivate your Faith
The Bible says that Faith comes from hearing the word of God. That’s why it is and will be important to you getting sober. When you listen to the word and these ministers who teach the word it builds your faith.
Reading and listening to the Bible is food for your soul and spirit. It’s a crucial step to sobering up.
Most people don’t like skipping one or two meals a day because it can make you feel weak. Not reading your bible on a daily basis is not feeding your spirit. So, it’s important on your journey and afterward to continue to do this on a daily basis.
So ensuring you read your Bible on a daily basis will feed your spirit, give you strength, and renew your mind in the process.
You will learn what God says about who you are instead of what or who the world says about who you are.
The Bible says you’re free. So be free.
“We have freedom now because Christ made us free. So stand strong in that freedom. Don’t go back into that slavery again.” Galatians 5:1
I’m telling you and living proof this is true!! I haven’t had a drink in over 6 years and you can too! Glory to God!!!
I recall a time when I couldn’t go 6 days being sober! You have to start somewhere. So just start on day 1, then one day at a time! Take small steps in the beginning. One day at a time. After one day, aim for one week. After one week, go for two weeks, then 3! Soon, you will begin to see that YOU CAN do this and the more and longer you go your confidence will begin to grow. Continue to set obtainable goals.
You will also want to be careful during the process and it becomes too confident or prideful either. Don’t assume that because you made it two or three days, weeks, or months that you are strong enough to go into a bar and be able to resist the temptation. Know and learn what your triggers are. This can mean restaurants, bars, friends, and even family members of where you used to go and drink or use with.
When you feel like having a drink, focus on something else. Don’t focus about tomorrow, the day before or anything else. Just focus on staying sober that day and getting through today!
Do this over and over again until you are completely free and sober!
I’m not talking about fasting food although that may be helpful. People often associate fasting with food and it doesn’t always have to be.
Fasting, in my opinion, is giving up something for something else.
For example, during my journey sobering up, I gave up t.v, time with my friends, and virtually everyone and thing else except for my job.
The only thing I did for 60 days to get sober
- Read the Bible
- Listen to the Bible and or ministers Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, and Joyce Meyer
- Made my mind up that I was going to get sober no matter what!
- Go to work
- Go to church
- ( eat and drink water/soda of course)
- And volunteered some time at a local homeless shelter. That helped me and will help you to get your eyes off of yourself and help someone else who may have it worse than you. Again, this is an outline and what worked for me. Try to apply as much of this as you can and make edits to fit your schedule, job, life ext. BUT you have to stay focused, dedicated and committed to seeing this all the way through.
That’s it. I knew that God was the only person who could help me get sober and I had to spend time alone with him. He is the source of life and every day is a gift.
So, I purposefully distanced myself from everyone and certain places which I knew could be triggers. ( bars, clubs, restaurants, friends, etc)
Once you are sober this will be important too! Recognize what your triggers are. If you know that you normally like to have a beer or glass of wine with Bibb or Suzy after a long hard day at work. And Bob or Suzy calls. Don’t answer!
My now-wife had left me, and I was in the fight of my life for my daughter and my life was falling apart.
There’s a great movie called “ Fireproof” which is very similar to what happened in my life and shows how God can restore your marriage, help you overcome addictions and bad habits. And how turning to God is the answer. Whenever you get a minute watch it. It’s very inspirational and helped give me hope that God could do the same in my life as well.
He can do it for you too!!
You may have been trying to sober up for years and have tried everything under the sun.
I’m telling you and am living proof that this works!It’s only by the Grace of God that I did it and you can do it too!
You may have got yourself into this situation but don’t think God doesn’t want to help you get, be and stay sober. That is another faulty belief system and a lie from the devil.
God’s word tells us that he wishes that none should perish and that all would come to repentance.
You can sober up and God can turn your life around and give you beauty for ashes.
As long as you have breath in your body you have a chance to turn to God and sober up.
I also want to conclude with that by continuing to go to church on a weekly basis and spending time in God’s word is crucial to staying free and sober.
You can do it!!! I know you can! Just don’t give up!!
Don’t ever give up and keep fighting for your life! We’re all fighting something in life! Let’s fight together! Micah 7:8
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